eSe Taller/eSe Workshop: Adaptations - Creating New Work Based on Classics
Something Borrowed, Something New--Adaptation is a marriage of ideas with a rebirth of style. Using the classical script as a path, writers, directors and actors will tease out and explore the important issues of a chosen play as a group. Participants will learn the tools for creative analysis and improvisation, freeing themselves to find creative solutions.
"As a class, we will explore the classic "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico Garcia Lorca. (The play must be read prior to class.) We will begin by digging into the original text, its purpose, structure, ideas, and value in today's world. We will then reach into our current world and life experiences to come up with parallels that are important to us. Structured improvisations will help to generate dialogue. For the second day of the workshop, participants will write a response (a scene, a monologue)to what was explored. These will be read/ performed in class.
Writers that want to create from improve are strongly encouraged.
This workshop is open to all with the desire to explore and come up with creative solutions. This is not a traditional writing workshop."
Two sessions: May 10th, 7-10pm & May 11th, 4-7pm
Class size: 8 to 12 participants.
About the instructor:
Daniel Jáquez (NYC) directs nationally and is a translator/adapter of classical scripts. His translations include "Fuente Ovejuna" which was produced at Miracle Theatre in Portland, where he is currently directing (and choreographer for) the World Premiere of "Dance For A Dollar".
Daniel Jáquez is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and is an Associate Artist at INTAR Theatre, where he is the director of the company Unit 52. He is also an Associate Artist at The Miracle Theatre in Portland, Oregon and at Teatro Vida in Springfield, MA as well as an Advisory Committee member for The Lark's US/Mexico Playwright Exchange. From 2003 to 2006 he was Director-Producer of INTAR Theatre's NewWorks Lab and he is the co-founder of Calpulli Mexican Dance Theatre in Queens, NY and from 2003 to 2011 was its Artistic Director.
Washington Hall (View)
153 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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